Media Coverage for the METABUILD Clean Technology Fair 2019 Dhaka, Bangladesh


METABUILD has organized a 2-day “International Clean Technology Fair” at the Institute of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) on 26th & 27th June, 2019. Chairman, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) & Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources – Mr. Md. Helal Uddin was present as the chief guest in the inauguration ceremony. Member, SREDA & Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources- Mr. Siddik Zobair was present as special guest. Mr. Dario Trombetta, Programme Manager, Sustainable Development, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh also attended the inauguration ceremony.  Senior Vice President of DCCI- Mr. Waqar Ahmed Choudhury and Vice President of DCCI- Mr. Imran Ahmed were also present on the occasion.

DCCI’s Senior Vice President Mr. Waqar Ahmed Choudhury in his welcome address said “METABUILD project is working in 250 metal industries to motivate them to use resource efficient cleaner production systems. Objective of this project is to reduce waste emission and increase resource efficiency in metal component SMEs from the building and construction sector.” He also said that if we are able to ensure efficiency in our industries, 25% of existing consumption can be saved.

Md. Helal Uddin said that industries in BD are gradually starting to use sustainable technologies. He mentioned – “Government is formulating business friendly policies to expedite resource efficiency in all industrial sectors. Through energy efficient technologies, renewable technologies, waste management, data management etc, cost of production can be reduced in the industries.” He also urged the industry owners to invest for resource & energy saving technologies.

Mr. Siddique Zobair said “SREDA is promoting energy efficiency in industries. Development should be in a sustainable manner. Not only cost saving issues, energy efficiency is needed to fight against climate change issues as well.” Mr. Dario Trombetta and Mr. Rajat Batra (Senior Technical Expert, METABUILD) also delivered their speeches during the inauguration ceremony and highlighted the importance of Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP). DCCI’s vice president Mr. Imran Ahmed gave vote of thanks. DCCI’s directors Mr. Kh. Rashedul Ahsan and Enamul Haque Patwary were also present on the occasion.

A panel discussion on “RECP for Industries in BD” held after the inauguration of the fair. The discussants in this panel discussion were - Mr. Siddique Zobair, Member (Additional Secretary), Energy Efficiency & Conservation, SREDA, Engr. Md. Hasmotuzzaman, Secretary of ASHRAE Bangladesh Chapter, Vice President of Fire Safety Consultants Association of Bangladesh, Mr. Sameer Khan, Marketing Executive, Centpro Engineering Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Rajat Batra, Senior Technical Expert of METABUILD.

Total 64 technology suppliers exhibited their products in the fair. Three financial institutions also participated in the fair and described about different “Green Financing Schemes” to the visitors. There were more than 1200 visitors in 2 days. 98 METBUILD beneficiary companies visited the fair. All METABUILD beneficiary companies gave positive feedback and expressed their interest to install new technologies in their factories. The goal of this “Clean Technology Fair” was to bring together the industry owners & the technology suppliers and this goal was met successfully.

Seven top TV channels, 18 popular newspapers and 5 online news channels covered the news of this “International Clean Technology Fair”.

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Newspapers: Amader Orthoniti, Amader Somoy, Bangladesh Post, Bangladesh Today, Bonik Barta, Business Tribune, Daily Inqilaab, Daily Ittefaq, Daily JonoKantho, Daily Kaler Kantho, Daily Naya Diganta, Daily Observer, Daily Sun, The Asian Age, The Financial Express, The Independent and The News Today.

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